Rasool takes five, Windies take the honours

India 'A' trail by 305 runs at the end of the second day.

Day 1 report | Match pictures

MYSORE: West Indies ‘A’ took control of their four-day match versus India ‘A’ as they ended the second day with a handy 305-run lead over the hosts. Resuming on an overnight 264/5, the visitors advanced to 429 all out, as left-handed batsman Assad Fudadin compiled a patient unbeaten 86 before he ran out of partners, and off-spinner Parvez Rasool picked up five wickets.

India's reply was deterred by regular dismissals. Opener Jiwanjot Singh (16) and skipper Cheteshwar Pujara (3) fell without making an impact, before prolific Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul (46) and Manprit Juneja (47 not out) steadied the boat.

The pair added 60 runs for the third wicket, the association ending when Lokesh was caught by Leon Johnson off left-arm spinner Miller. India ended Day 2 on 124/3, trailing by 305 runs with seven wickets remaining,

After useful nineties by captain Kirk Edwards and opener Kraig Brathwaite on Wednesday, it was Fudadin’s knock on Thursday that helped the visiting team to a total in excess of 400. Fudadin allianced productively with the tail. He added 88 for the seventh wicket with Chadwick Walton (35) and 42 for the eighth wicket with Nikita Miller (49).

After Miller was run-out, Jammu and Kashmir  off-spinner Rasool mopped up the rest and finished with 5/116 off his 43 overs, although there was little he could do to arrest the Windies' progress to a big score.

Brief scores, Day 2: West Indies 'A' 429 (Brathwaite 92, Edwards 91, Fudadin 86*, Rasool 5/116) vs India 'A' 124/3 in 43 overs (Lokesh 46, Juneja 47*).

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